Hope you saw the previous two day’s emails about Samantha Pitard.
Today we continue with her story of overcoming the circus accident and the 35’ fall.
Samantha knew she wanted to continue the hair aerialist routine, but Barnum and Bailey would not reprieve it after the injuries of the hairaerialists.
She decided she’d go to Europe and perfect her own show. Hanging by her hair and dancing mid-air with a sphere. It descends, she dances and then returns to the air.
Samantha and her family always tell me how much her dance training at CRS meant to her and how it’s on her resume to this day.
Of course one of the things she learned? “Just keep dancing.”
Now in Europe, Samantha worked every day, creating a show never before seen. Inventing. In charge of her own safety and destiny.
When she finished perfecting her show? She auditioned for Cirque du Soleil—the largest theatrical producer in the world.
She didn’t audition to fit in with an already existing show. Honey, she was the show.
Well, dazzle them she did. Samantha Pitard is her own act now at Cirque du Soleil!! … “Hair Ceau” a headliner.
She is in the tent show. That’s the cool show. That’s how Cirque started. Samantha began in Montreal and the show will go to Europe and then South Africa.
And in case you think she’s a near vagabond, think again. Cirque du Soleil is a big deal.
She commands a doctor’s income. All of her living expenses and insurances are paid for. She has a chef, massage therapist and assistant. She’s 26.
Proud? You betcha. Samantha and her family appreciated my pushing and standards at the studio to be the best. Samantha decided early on she was going to live her life and dreams.
Did her mom and dad panic over her hair act? Mom, yes; Dad no.
But as Samantha said, “If I’m going to die, would you rather I go happy and doing what I love or miserable never seeing my dreams?”
Samantha is thrilled with her life. She’s achieved all three of her goals.
I guess she’ll have to set some more in a few years.
Congratulations Samantha! Here’s Samantha in Cirque du Soleil in Montreal:
The take away? CRS is an exceptional training program in our community. We have the most trained and varied alumni around. And let’s not forget Sarah Pitard creating musicals for all of us to enjoy.
This is the stretching Samantha learned here at CRS. You can too:
Copyrighted & published by Christine Rich
Master teacher, coach and author
The book: The Truth About Amazing Kids